My first assignment as a full-time prep sports writer for The Daily Advertiser was the LHSAA’s Fast Pitch 56 softball tournament. This was before the principals ripped the soul out of the tournament by splitting it and the atmosphere was vibrant (y’all know I had to get one more rip in at the LHSAA before leaving, right?). So vibrant in fact, I was completely overwhelmed.
Unlike their fellow elite teams in the Acadiana area, the Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators' volleyball team doesn't really have to worry about replacing their top players. In fact, every member of the Blue Gators' team who made it to the state final last season is back this year. It is a group that has been together for a while now, and Ascension Episcopal coach Jill Braun said the chemistry the team has developed through the years is definitely a strength.
In six of the last seven years, the St. Thomas More Lady Cougar volleyball team has ended the season as state champions. So replacing top-level players is something they have not only become used to, but been excellent at. St. Thomas More coach Jessica Burke is hoping this season is no different. The Lady Cougars are replacing seniors Allyson Howard, Avery Breaux and Catherine Aillet among a total of five starting seniors.
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